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Best scroll saw I have owned

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Review by Jamie posted 1891 days ago 8680 views 0 times favorited 11 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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I have worn out a delta and a Dewalt scroll saw in the past ten years and recently aquired this saw. It is the same parallel link design as the dewalt, the only real difference being more of the parts on the dewalt are stamped where on the excalibur they are machined. The table is aluminum and will not rust. This saw runs smooth. I highly recomend this to anyone unless they have a problem with purple tools.

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Jamie

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#1 posted 1891 days ago

i had the 30” for a number of years ,
but my ex got it .
im still looking to get myself one again !
it reallyis a great tool !

-- david - only thru kindness can this world be whole . If we don't succeed we run the risk of failure. Dan Quayle

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#2 posted 1891 days ago

sounds good thankd for the review

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#3 posted 1891 days ago

Good idea with the angled mounting stand. Must really improve the view and muscle fatigue. Any ball park on cost? Looks like a class act tool. BTKS

-- "Man's ingenuity has outrun his intelligence" (Joseph Wood Krutch)

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#4 posted 1891 days ago

Looks like a more solid unit Jamie…..good review.

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#5 posted 1891 days ago

I have the DeWalt and not the budget for an Excalibur, but I’m sure the Seyco saw is top flight. Thank you for the review.

-- "Bordnerizing" perfectly good lumber for over a decade.

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#6 posted 1889 days ago

I bought this one for $80. Woodcraft has the 21” for $749.

-- "Preach the gospel always. If necessary use words" -St Francis of Assisi

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#7 posted 1889 days ago

Wow. What a bargain. Looks like a nice machine.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#8 posted 1889 days ago

Jamie, thanks for the review. I have a scroll saw on my wish list and have not focused in on any one tool, yet. This review gives me some good info on which to base a buying decision.

-- Challenges are what make life interesting; overcoming them is what makes life meaningful- Joshua Marine

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#9 posted 1888 days ago

the excalubur saws arm moves instead of the table so you depth of cut doesnt get messed up as much

-- kosta Virginia Beach, VA http://www.kostasworkshop.blogspot.com/

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#10 posted 1500 days ago

Just a little update as I type this on 7/23/2010. If you go to the Seyco website now you’ll notice that the saw is green now instead of purple. From what I understand, ” General ” has purchased the saw and now paints it their version of green that they use on all their other tools also. Also, there is a 30” version as well as a 20”. If you buy ” Scrollsaw woodworking & crafts ” magazine ( fall 2010 issue ) they do a nice comparison of many different scrollsaws and they have given the Excalibur high marks. I’m planning on purchasing this machine myself soon, it appears to be quite an impressive little scrollsaw from everything that I’ve read.

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#11 posted 1272 days ago

Guys if you are going to drop the kind of money to buy an excalibur do your self a favor and take a LONG look at the Hegner-it’s really a good saw. I’ve a hegner for several years and put many many hours on it and so far have no problems.

-- Raker from Des Moines

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